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George Crosby Manitou State Park

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Where to go: Hike to the Benson Lake Overlook on the Superior Hiking Trail (aka the Middle Trail) for views of the lake and the surrounding forests.

What you'll see: The birches and aspens are changing from yellow to a deep amber, but the leaves are falling quickly. White cedars rim Benson Lake, and although they do not lose their leaves or turn colors in the fall, they add a wonderful, deep-green contrast to the yellows and golds of the surrounding deciduous trees.

Also of interest: Fallen leaves and barer trees allow for longer vistas through the forest.

Last updated: October 23, 2014 

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Getting there

Send mail c/o Tettegouche State Park
5702 Highway 61
Silver Bay, MN 55614

From the village of Finland, go 7 miles north on Lake County Road 7.
Physical Address: 7616 Lake County Road 7, Finland, MN 55603


Phone: 218-226-6365

Email: info.crosbymanitoustatepark@state.mn.us

For information on this park, call Tettegouche State Park at 218-226-6365.